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West Calder

West Calder is a traditional Scottish village in the countryside of West Lothian near Livingston. The area around Livingston is fast-growing and West Calder reaps the benefits whilst still having a thriving local industry and business community of its own. A new home here will enjoy a setting that is both traditional and modern at the same time. There are excellent road and rail routes to both Edinburgh and Glasgow which is another bonus for making this your home.

Living here

This is a friendly place with a good sense of belonging. The High Street has plenty of independent shops, local businesses, cafés and restaurants. Livingston, just 5 miles away, has all the facilities of a larger town, with supermarkets, a shopping mall with a range of high street brands, and a Designer Outlet. Trains from West Calder to Livingston take just 4 minutes.

Getting around

West Calder is on the A71 route between Edinburgh and Glasgow. It’s a good alternative to the M8 a few miles to the north. It only takes 35 minutes to get to Edinburgh by train and just under an hour to get to Glasgow.  For holiday or business travel, Edinburgh Airport is 15 miles away, taking just under half an hour by car.

Going to school

There’s a really good choice of primary schools, and West Calder High School has a fabulous brand-new, purpose-built campus.

Enjoying yourself

It won’t be hard to entertain children here. You’ve got the Five Sisters Zoo, two indoor play centres - the Overboard Softplay Centre (the largest in West Lothian) and the Pitstop Softplay Centre. Grown-ups won’t feel left out – there’s a golf course on hand and for the great outdoors, you’ve got the Harperrig Reservoir and East Cairns Hill, the Stoneyburn Medal Route which takes in views of the local landmark, The Five Sisters, and a bit further afield the Pentland Hills Regional Park. Day trips into Edinburgh and Glasgow go without saying, for history, culture, and a night out.

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Supporting your communities

Our Community Champions programme was established in 2015 and has already donated more than £3 million to over 3,500 good causes across Great Britain. Every month whilst the programme is running, our 32 regional businesses together give away 64 donations of up to £1,000 each. It's easy to apply for your local good cause.

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Persimmon Homes is delighted to be joining forces with Team GB: the Great Britain and Northern Ireland Olympic Team run by the British Olympic Association, to give away an amazing £1 million to support children across England, Wales and Scotland.

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Our hugely successful Community Champions programme has already donated more than £1 million to good causes in England, Wales and Scotland. Every month we give away 60 donations of up to £1,000 each to local groups and charities.

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